How many times have we thought it is easy to lose weight or improve our health and fitness? The ease and the inspiration is what motivates us to try a new plan. Most fat loss/wellness plans are easy.
Less in, more movement and you lose kilos. Easy right?
But have you ever really found the program that was that simple and easy to do that you were able to stick at it and lose the extra kilos and go on effortlessly using the same principles for ever to maintain your weight?
95% of us will answer this question with a no.
The truth is for us is that it is challenging to follow and ongoing plan when our nearest and dearest carry on eating and drinking the foods they love when we are with them and encouraging us to do the same. Perhaps even saying things like we look to slim or loosen up and have some fun etc.
It is hard to give up chocolate, crackers, cakes in favour of nuts, salads, veggies and fruit.
And with exercise that can be hard as well. The alarm goes off in the morning and it is pouring rain outside and you choose to hit the snooze button instead of putting the trainers on and then working out how you are going to brave the elements or you have settled in for the evening in front of your favourite T.V program
The thing is, if you think about it, it’s also hard, very hard, to be overweight. It’s hard not to fit into the lovely clothes you want to wear. It’s hard to wobble when you want to be firm. Or, worse, to waddle when you want to glide like a swan. It’s hard to carry all that extra weight around all day every day.
It’s really up to you whether you succeed at losing weight or not. You simply have to choose which hard you are going to live with – the hard of sticking to a diet, or the hard of staying overweight. Your choice will make all the difference to the outcome of your diet plan and (ultimately) your life.
So, the powerful thing about this is that choice is now entered into the equation.
Which hard will you choose this week? In the moments of “can’t be bothered, too tired, I will start tomorrow.. Ask yourself a powerful motivating question like will this move me towards or away from my ideal body?
FOUNDER OF VITALISE WELLNESS, A COMPANY DEDICATED TO PROVIDING PREVENTATIVE HEALTH CARE TO THE COMMUNITY.